By : John Semmens
A new trove of emails confirms that Dr. Anthony Fauci did, in fact, help the Wuhan Lab in China obtain US government funds to pursue the “gain of function” research that turned a coronavirus into a deadly pathogen. Since Fauci denied that he had done this in sworn testimony in a congressional hearing, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ken) and others are demanding he be held accountable.
“Lying under oath is a felony,” Paul pointed out. “Lesser men than Dr. Fauci have done prison time for similar offenses.” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark) said “revelations that Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared to have lied about ‘gain-of-function’ research at a Chinese lab at the center of the coronavirus pandemic is one of the biggest scandals in Washington. He should be investigated and prosecuted.”
Fauci dismissed these charges as “the voices of ignorance. First, my critics aren’t virus experts. I am. In my expert judgment, developing a virus that could be made deadly to humans was worth the risk. We know so little about pandemics. Development of what turned out to be COVID-19 has given the world a great opportunity to learn vital facts about the dangers of bio-weapons. This knowledge will come in handy if an intentional attack should ever be launched.”
“Second, many people have lied to congress and even in court without being punished,” Fauci continued. “It wasn’t so many years ago that President Clinton committed perjury without significant consequence. He wasn’t ousted from office. He didn’t go to jail. He finished his term and is still very much admired to this day. As the longest serving and highest paid employee of the federal government I think I deserve like treatment.”
Presidential Press Secretary Jen Psaki indicated that “Dr. Fauci will get the like treatment befitting his stature. His job is safe. The President loves what he is doing to promote the widespread panic that will lead to universal vaccination. Dr. Fauci is, as he himself says, ‘science.’ The American people would be lost and confused without his frequent commentary and advice during the continuing plandemic.”